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‘The Last of Us’ Delayed, ‘Survival Instinct’ Gameplay Trailer, Zombies in Canada and Montana — Zombie News 02.17.13

STATE OF DECAY

Undead Labs has released new details about State of Decay, their upcoming zombie survival MMO. In their latest news post they discuss character customization in the game. ‘A Matter of Character’ | Undead Labs

The release date for The Last of UsNaughty Dog’s third-person zombie apocalypse survival game for PS3–has been delayed to June 14, 2013. The Last of Us

RE: REVELATIONS

Resident Evil: Revelations is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on May 21, 2013. Revelations is a port of the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name and will include new gameplay and enhanced graphics. ‘Resident Evil Revelations coming coming to 360, PS3, Wii U and PC’ | Capcom Unity

A new gameplay trailer has been released for Activision’s The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. The first-person shooter based on AMC’s The Walking Dead will arrive on March 26th for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo’s Wii U. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Official Gameplay Trailer | YouTube

The Emergency Alert System for a Montana TV station was accessed by hackers. The hackers released a fake emergency bulletin describing a zombie outbreak. ‘Montana TV Station Warns Of Attacking Zombies’ | NPR

The possibility of a zombie apocalypse was discussed recently in the Canadian House of Commons. ‘Canadian parliament ‘debates’ zombie invasion’ | Washington Post

 

Fake Trailer for ‘The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct’ Fools Internet

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A fake trailer for Activision’s upcoming first-person shooter, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, is making the rounds online.  The trailer was created by a fan using early developmental footage from the game and fooled a host of news outlets including one of Activision’s own employees.  The bogus trailer’s original video has since been removed by its creator from YouTube.  The real The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a prequel to The Walking Dead television series on AMC.  It follows the characters Daryl and Merle Dixon as they travel through the zombie-ridden Georgia countryside to Atlanta.  The game will be released March 26th in North America and March 29th in Europe for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo’s Wii U.  Visit the official The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct website to see the game’s actual trailers.

Romero Hollywood Star Campaign, Russian Zombies, Titanic Outbreak — Zombie News 10.06.12

Matt Mogk, head of the Zombie Research Society, is leading a campaign to get George A. Romero a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Romero Star Campaign | indiegogo

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita will not include a zombie mode.  “Sorry, no Zombies in Black Ops Declassified” by One of Swords

A trailer has been released for the Russian zombie film, Meteletsa: Winter of the DeadMeteletsaMovie | YouTube

What if a zombie outbreak occured aboard the Titanic?  The newly released novel, Deck Z: The Titanic, by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon answers that age-old question.  Deck Z: The Titanic | Chronicle Books

New gameplay footage of The War Z (a FPS MMO zombie video game) has been released by Hammerpoint Interactive.  FPSGeneral | YouTube

Upcoming Zombie MMOs: ‘State of Decay’ and ‘The War Z’

Zombie video game fans have been blessed with the recent announcement of two new zombie apocalypse MMOs–The War Z and State of Decay.  Both games offer a sandbox-style world where survival, instead of story, is the focus.

The War Z is being developed by Hammerpoint Interactive.  The game will have first-person shooter-style gameplay but without levels, goals, achievements, or even an ending.  The War Z takes place in a huge, explorable open environment.  Players can choose to run amok or create a new society in the post-apocalyptic game world.  A person can play alone or team up with others online.  Players can even develop their own systems of currency and trade.  The War Z will be released exclusively for PC this fall.  After the initial download price is paid, the game will have no additional costs or monthly fees.  Game updates will be free of charge.  Learn more about The War Z on its official website.

State of Decay is the much anticipated zombie game from Undead Labs.  First announced almost three years ago, State of Decay is Undead Labs’ first video game.  State of Decay is a third-person action game.  It takes place during a global zombie outbreak, and the game setting is completely open world.  Players have to locate and reinforce their own fortresses, scavenge for food and supplies, recuse other people, and (of course) battle zombies.  The real-time game environment will change and evolve based on a player’s actions.  Initially State of Decay will only support two-player online co-op, but eventually it will be expanded into a full massively multiplayer online game.  State of Decay does not yet have a release date.  The game will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC.  Head to Undead Labs’ official site for more information and check out the game’s newly released trailer below.

‘The Last of Us’ E3 Gameplay Footage [Trailer]

Naughty Dog has unveiled the first gameplay footage for The Last of Us at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment ExpoThe Last of Us is a third-person survival video game coming exclusively to PlayStation 3.  The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, and the gameplay video showcases Joel and Ellie, the game’s protagonists, battling other survivors in a decrepit hotel.  In The Last of Us the world has fallen apart due to a zombie plague.  Players must travel across the United States scavenging for food, weapons, and supplies while avoiding other violent survivors and the infected.  The Last of Us will be available in late 2012 or early 2013.  Watch the gameplay trailer below, and check out the official Facebook page for more information.

‘Resident Evil 6’ E3 Trailer

Capcom showed off a new trailer for Resident Evil 6 at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles yesterday.  The trailer [above] features some new gameplay footage as well as insights into RE6‘s story.  The survival action game puts Resident Evil series regulars Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield together for the first time.  Kennedy and Redfield will be traveling across the globe, combating a new zombie virus outbreak and the mysterious Neo-Umbrella Corporation.  Resident Evil 6 will arrive on Xbox 360 and Play Station 3 on October 2, 2012 and on Microsoft Windows at a later date.

Synopsis:

“It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack.  With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.”

Ubisoft’s ‘ZombiU’ Revealed at E3 [Trailers]

Video game makers from around the world have gathered in Los Angeles today to show off their latest creations at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo.  E3 runs from June 5 – 7, and already a huge number of new video games have been revealed.

Among the host of new games is Ubisoft’s ZombiUZombiU is a reboot of the first video game Ubisoft ever published, Zombi.  The survival first-person shooter takes place in London after it has become completely overrun with zombies.  ZombiU‘s premise is simple: survive as long as you can.  Players must navigate the maze-like post-apocalyptic city, fight off zombie hoards, and search for weapons, food, and supplies. 

Wii U GamePad A.K.A. Your Bug-Out Bag

ZombiU will be available for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console, and the game utilizes Wii U’s touchscreen controller in some unique ways.  The second screen on the Wii U GamePad can act as a sniper scope, a computer, a supply inventory, a map, and even a sonar device to listen for zombies (among many other things).  ZombiU calls this your “Bug-Out Bag.”  Another unique feature in ZombiU is the fact that all deaths are final.  If a player dies, his character will turn into a zombie, and the player will reawaken as a brand new survivor.  Even though a death means a return to square one, players will have the opportunity to hunt down their old zombified self and retrieve the Bug-Out Bag they had previously filled with supplies.  However, friends who are playing ZombiU online will have the chance to loot dead players’ supplies if they do not return to their old Bug-Out Bags quickly enough.  ZombiU will also support a multiplayer mode in which one player controls the zombie hoard and the second player must survive the traps set by the “Zombie Master.”

ZombiU and Wii U will be released this winter holiday season.  Check out the ZombiU Facebook Page for more information, and be sure to watch the gameplay trailer below.

Source: ZombiU Official Website